LIMA – After weeks of advertising, CJ’s Barber Shop on Lima’s four corners officially opens July 6.
Owner Cindy Montes, who has 14 years experience cutting hair, hopes the shop will provide a necessary service to Lima and the surrounding area.
“I feel like there is a need for it,” said Montes. “There hasn’t been an authentic barber shop in the area in years, so I figured it was good to do. And I enjoy doing men’s haircuts and fades and all that new stuff too. So, it’s a lot of fun.”
Although Montes says the barber shop will focus on men’s cuts, she will also provide women’s and children’s cuts, but no coloring or perms.
Montes says that hers is an ideal location. Her clientele are eager to see her open.
“It’s on the four corners and it’s got its own advertising exposure,” said Montes. “I mean, what better place can you get? So, it’s in a perfect location and I’ve just talked to a lot of people about it and everybody’s like totally in for me doing it.”
Montes is already seeing local interest grow. Even before official opening day, Montes was giving her first haircuts.
“I wasn’t open today really, but there were people who came in and I’m like, ‘Yeah, okay I’ll cut your hair.’ I did like four or five haircuts,” said Montes.
Montes said that one of her focuses is having deals and something for clients to do while she is cutting hair.
“I’m going to be getting punch cards so when you come in, you know, I’ll punch your card or stamp your card and then every eight haircuts you get a free haircut,” added Montes. “I have coffee and I’m going to get a water machine so there’s something to drink. And we have local magazines, all different types. And I got DIRECTV so if guys want to watch sports and things like that, they can.”
Although CJ’s Barber Shop will officially open July 6, Montes will be having a grand opening about Sept. 9 to showcase the shop.
“I’ll have a grand opening then and then I’ll have everything organized the way I want and I’ll do giveaways and stuff like that,” said Montes.
The barber shop’s hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays.